Sport Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly has private workout, he’s “making good progress”
Giannis Antetokounmpo jokingly channels inner Marshawn Lynch at press conference
"I'm just here so I won't get fined."When he sat down for his media day interviews on Saturday, he looked very serious and did his best Marshawn Lynch impression, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” Then Antetokounmpo cracked up.
It may not have been, but had a good day.
At least according to his coach, Mike Budenholzer. That doesn’t mean he’s playing onhis status remains up in the air.
“He’s had a good day. He’s making good progress,” Budenholzer said. “But I don’t have expectations [on if he plays] either way.”
A good day means he got work in on the court, Budenholzer said. Jared Greenberg of NBATV had more details, including a private workout in front of team medical staff.
Giannis has shown up with the Bucks for their first practice at Phoenix Suns Arena. I was told he had a private workout earlier today with the medical staff and the front office observing.
Giannis says brother Thanasis was ‘probably screaming in front of the TV’ in hotel
"Probably in the last possession, he probably took his shirt off and started playing defense" in the hotel room.So it was not easy on Giannis when word came down Saturday morning that his brother was in health and safety protocols and would not be at Game 5.
— Jared Greenberg (@JaredSGreenberg)
The status of Antetokounmpo. In their two meetings this season, Phoenix struggled to slow Antetokounmpo — he scored 80 points between the two games — and while this is a better version of the Suns, slowing the Greek Freek is still a challenge for them. However, if he is healthy, he could swing the series.
We’ll all find out, starting Tuesday night.
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